May Links 2010

Curriculum Links

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teAch-nology An online teacher resource with so many resources!  A must visit!

International Children's Digital Library
The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.

It is the 20th Anniversary of the Hubble Telescope!  Check out these amazing links to images from the Hubble...

Creature Features is part of National Geographic’s website. In simple English text, and with images and video, English Language Learners can learn about the animal of their choice.

The ruler game Kids develop their reading skills as well as help them learn how to use a ruler.

Use Art to Tell a Story
This interactive activity presents images of nine artifacts from the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Each image relates to narratives in multiple ways. For instance, the image may portray an event, illustrate a theme or help people remember or pass on a tradition; it may illuminate a part of history through the story of who made it, how it was made and what happened to it; or it may be the starting point for something new, such as a story or research about the artwork or another artwork based on it.
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 Video Resources

Brain Pop
May 4: Breathe a little easier on World Asthma Day with our Asthma and Lungs (K-3) movies.
May 5: Join the Cinco de Mayo party! Show our and Latin Music and Mexico (K-3) movies.
May 8: Mark the 65th anniversary of "V-E" Day with BrainPOP's World War II Causes and World War II movies. 
May 9: Do something sweet today for all the chocolate-loving moms out there: bite into our Chocolate movie. 
May 12: Collaborate: it's National Lab Day. Watch our Science Projects and Scientific Method movies. BrainPOP Jr. offers Science Projects and Scientific Method movies as well. 
May 17: Children's author Eloise Greenfield was born today in 1929. Learn about her life and work with BrainPOP Jr.'s  Eloise Greenfield movie. May 17 also marks the official "birth" of the New York Stock Exchange. Find out more with BrainPOP's Stock Market movie.  
May 19: Influential civil rights activist Malcolm X was born today in 1925. Discuss his legacy with our Malcolm X movie.
May 20: Our Amelia Earhart movie is sure to fly with your students today, the anniversary of the aviatrix's solo flight across the Atlantic.  
May 24: Watch our Bridges movie and commemorate the opening of the famed Brooklyn Bridge, on this date in 1883.
May 29: President JFK was born today in 1917. Revisit Camelot with our John F. Kennedy movie. Also today, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of the world's tallest peak. Find out more about their trek with our Mt. Everest movie.
May 31: On Memorial Day, remember the men and women who serve in our country's military. Show our Armed Forces movie.
June 5: Show our Humans and the Environment movie and BrainPOP Jr.'s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle movie; it's World Environment Day.
 June 6: Travel back in time to 1944 Normandy with our World War II movie, on the anniversary of D-Day. And, author Cynthia Rylant celebrates a birthday today. Show BrainPOP Jr.'s Cynthia Rylant movie and talk about the writer's work.

On BrainPOP Jr.
Don't miss the latest K-3 movies on BrainPOP Jr.
  Spring has recently launched a set of lesson plans which are written for the K-12 classroom, and fulfill grade level national standards. The plans accompany explore's films, which document people who have made a difference around the world.

National Archives Digital Vaults Project

..."browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records." This Flash-based site (also available in HTML) allows you to collect assets, track your path, search, and create a poster, movie, or your own pathway.

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Tech Camp 2010

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Technology Tools 

Web 2PDF Turns any web page into a PDF file

Tube Chop Allows you to edit a YouTube video to show only the section you'd like to use

...a useful browser-based plug-in that provides you with the option to easily remove all the distracting material on a Web page and read just the text

Just for Fun Links!